Cape Cod Tourism Guide

Cape Cod Tourism GuideChatham, MA , home to Chatham Gables Inn, is located at the elbow of Cape Cod.  This makes Chatham the ideal base for those wishing to explore all Cape Cod has to offer.  Cape Cod is famous for its magnificent beaches, picturesque villages and rich history.  If you’re planning a trip to Chatham, our Cape Cod tourism guide will help you decide what to put on your itinerary.



Cape Cod is home to some of New England’s best beaches.  The Cape Cod National Seashore covers almost 40 miles of coastline and has six swimming beaches: Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Light Beach, Marconi Beach, Head of the Meadow Beach, Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach.  Chatham itself is also home to several beautiful beaches on the Nantucket Sound and the Atlantic Ocean side of the Cape.  These include Lighthouse Beach, South Beach and Hardings Beach.


Area Activities

Some favorite activities in for visitors as well as people who live on the Cape include hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, whale watching and boating.  You may also be interested in clamming or oystering.  Day trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy more of New England’s iconic charm and beauty.  And if you’re in Cape Cod during the summer, be sure to attend a Cape Cod Baseball League game.  It’s one of the best amateur summer leagues in the country.


Historical Sites and Museums

Our area is full of history, so it only makes sense that a lot of Cape Cod tourism spots are linked to the past.  Notable figures in literature and history have been captivated by the Cape, and you will understand why after you visit.  Historical sites and museums are a great way to enjoy Cape Cod’s past.  Notable museums such as the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and New Bedford Whaling Museum give you the opportunity to discover the events and stories that made Cape Cod what it is today.


Festivals and Events

Among the many popular events and festivals in Cape Cod is the Wellfleet OysterFest.  Taking place in October of each year, the festival is a favorite among locals and visitors due to the fantastic food, live music, arts & crafts and shucking contest.  Other events include the Provincetown Jazz Festival and Pumpkin People in the Park – Oktoberfest in Chatham. To see a full calendar of Cape Cod tourism events, click here. The schedule includes a mix of local traditions, special events, workshops and shows that you’ll want to be a part of.


These are just a few of the things you can do in Cape Cod. To get more information about how to get the most out of your trip, request Chatham Gables Inn’s free Vacation Guide. The guide has recommendations on local restaurants, attractions and events to visit during your time in Chatham. For anyone planning a visit to Chatham or the Cape Cod area, this guide is a must.


Our Chatham bed and breakfast is set in an authentic renovated New England Sea Captain’s Manse, so you’ll get firsthand experience of classic Cape Cod elegance. Our rooms all feature spa-inspired amenities like ZENTS Aromatherapy toiletries, Matouk & Comphy Co. linens and Turskish towels so you’ll feel pampered during your time with us.  A stay at Chatham Gables Inn is the perfect complement to whichever Cape Cod tourism activities you take part in.



Photo courtesy Francisco Diez.